Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Spring!

We had a nice March 2009. Tara and Brad began the month with a fun trip to Boulder City and Las Vegas, Nevada. They were able to get in some good mountain biking and visited the Hoover Dam in Boulder City, and spent one evening in Las Vegas. The girls are well and are eager to have some warmer weather so they can play outside more. Tara's sister Anne is in town again for another rotation for her physicians' assistant program, and the girls are enjoying spending time with their Auntie! Enjoy the March photos.



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Winter Rolls On

With Christmas, New Years and Valentine's Day behind us, we can't help but turn our thoughts toward the coming spring and warmer days. However, as we continue to play in the snow, the lingering days of winter don't seem so bad and we are reminded of all of the fun winter has left to offer. Carly has been skiing up a storm. She rides the chairlift (with someone to help lift her on and off) and skis down on her own with no edgie wedgie. She even rode the gondola at Snowbasin in Utah and skied all of the way down the mountain! Lizzy is not skiing yet, but is eager to start. Next year, Lizzy! Tara and the girls went to visit Grandpa D for several days last week and had a nice visit with a lot of quality snow time! Enjoy these photos, and the few remaining days of winter!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Has December come and gone already? We had a good and bad month. Lots of holiday fun, but Tara's grandmother passed away on the 26th. It was a very sad loss, but she had been ill for some time and we know she is in a better place.
We had our second annual kids' cookie decorating party in the middle of the month. We had twice as many cookie artists this year and it was so much fun! We celebrated Christmas three times with various family combinations. We love the holidays and feel very fortunate to have so many loved ones to share it with. Enjoy the photos.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"I'm Two!"

Lizzy is two years old! Hard to believe. She had a nice party with family over the weekend. She also moved into a "big girl bed" and is doing very well with it. We are so proud! Happy Birthday Lizzy!

Dressing up in some birthday gifts!

Just right!

Big Girl!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had a great Halloween this year! The girls are at such a fun age for it. We put a lot of effort into Carly's astronaut costume, and the whole family contributed. We made a helmet out of paper mache using a punch balloon for the shape, cut out the neck and face holes, spray painted it silver and printed NASA patches off of the internet to apply to the helmet. The jetpack was made out of an empty Cheerios box, two litre bottles, and more silver spray paint. Carly received a lot of compliments while Trick-or-treating. Lizzy was in the spirit as well and dressed up as a doctor. By the way, we now have enough candy to last the whole year!

Pumpkin Carving

We grew our own pumpkins this year and the girls were a big help in making Jack-O-Lanterns. It's nice to know they aren't afraid of a little slime!



...and more guts! (Photo by budding photo-
grapher Carly)

Monday, October 27, 2008

October has been a busy month and it isn't over yet! We started the month off by adopting a stray kitten that Brad, Carly and Lizzy brought home from a walk. We also went camping early this month with Brad's family. Brad and I have done a couple of cyclocross races this month (no pictures, though). Also, we spent last week in San Diego. We still have Halloween coming up this Friday, but that will deserve a post of its own!

Best friends!

Sullivan ("Sully")


Sea World

San Diego Zoo

The fam

Lizzy makes a new friend

Ice cream break

Beach Babes!